Kuih Nagasari with Sweet Potato Filling

CategoryCooking MethodTags, DifficultyIntermediate
Yields1 ServingPrep Time30 minsCook Time20 mins
Yields1 ServingPrep Time30 minsCook Time20 mins

Nagasari, a traditional steamed cake, is commonly found on the east coast of Malaysia. Kueh Nagasari is also usually seen in Indonesian traditional market as one of kuih jajan pasar (market munchies), sold together with other popular traditional cakes.

Made with rice flour, coconut milk and sugar, and filled with slices of banana or sweet potatoes, this delicacy is usually wrapped in banana leaves before being steamed, or prepared with pandan, giving it a fragrant aroma. It’s chewy, sweet and easy to eat in just one bite! You’ll also find it prepared as a snack during Buka Puasa.

This recipe makes about 12 pieces of kuih.

This recipe is made possible with KENWOOD Titanium Mixer.

This delicious treat is part of our homemade series on kuihs where we teach you how to create these traditional mouthwatering desserts: Kuih Bingka Gula Melaka, Kuih Harum Manis, Kuih Tapak Kuda, Kuih Permata, and Kuih Nagasari.


Making The Fillings
 65 g orange sweet potatoes
 10 g sugar
 1 g salt
 20 g tapioca starch
Making Coconut Layer
 30 g rice flour
 8 g tapioca starch
 1 g salt
 250 g thick coconut cream
 10 g sugar
 12 pcs of softened banana leaves – cut into 3 x 6 inch



To make sweet potatoes fillings – steam mashed sweet potatoes until extremely soft.


In a mixing bowl, put in the mashed sweet potatoes along with sugar, salt and tapioca starch. Mix well to combine.


Divide into 10 pcs - each piece should weight about 10 grams.


To make the coconut layer – combine rice flour, tapioca starch, salt, coconut cream and sugar in a saucepan, heat until thickened.


Place sweet potatoes filling on a banana leaves, and then top with 22 gram of coconut fillings, and wrap tightly. Continue this process until all ingredients have been used up.


Steam for 20 minutes until it's set. Let it cool before enjoying.

This recipe uses Kitchen Machines

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